Tommaso Boggia and La Wanda Knox hope so. They’re co-founders of Portside Community Market, a proposed 5,000-square-foot, employee-owned cooperative that plans to set up shop in the neighborhood.
According to KQED's Bay Area Bites, the market aims to offer local and organic produce in addition to a deli, bulk foods, and a community meeting space. It could also serve as a one-stop shop for goods from Oakland-based businesses like Blue Bottle, Urban Legend Street Cellars, and Linden Street Brewery.
Portside Community Market is still in the initial planning stages; you can track its progress on its website, as well as keep abreast of future events and ways to donate money toward its construction. There’s also an online survey — available until Tuesday, July 23 — for residents, workers, and visitors of the Jack London area to offer input on what they’re looking for in a neighborhood market.